What Is the Purpose and Value of Pediatric Dentistry?

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If you are a new parent, it’s normal to feel like there is a lot you don’t know about pediatric dentistry. Many new parents tend to feel overwhelmed and have a lot of questions about their children’s oral health care. Our team at Pine Ridge Dental can provide the answers you need. To learn more about pediatric dentistry and its value in pediatric oral health, please review the information below.

If you act now to protect your child’s current and future dental health, your child has a much better chance of experience excellent dental health for a lifetime. Your child should come see one of our caring dentists, Dr. Brent Murphy and Associates, by the mark of their first year or six months after the appearance of their first tooth. It’s important for children to visit the dentist at a young age for many reasons. For example, our pediatric dentist can treat any early signs of dental problems and help your child develop a healthy association with the dental office and reduce the risk of dental anxiety when they are older.

For proper dental health, your child should have a restricted sugar intake, as sugar is a major cause of cavities and gum disease. Even having sugary drinks in their bottle or sippy cup throughout the day can put their smile and overall health at risk of problems, which is why water and milk are better options.

To learn more about how to care for your child’s oral health or about the benefits of pediatric dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska, call 402-423-1100 and schedule a time to meet our dentist and team!